2015-05-10

The World According to Mister Rogers: The Origin of the Sweaters


I know the link to the video at the bottom does not work (privacy settings) but click through if you would like to watch it I think it is worthwhile.  I just thought I would share something in the waning hours of Mothers day from one of my favorite people ever, Mr. Rogers.
 
"Hi neighbor!
We are television neighbors aren't we?  You and  I?
I wanted to show you some of these sweaters that I wear really close up.  But first, I want to show you this picture of the person who made them.  This is a picture of my mother.  She knits the sweaters that I wear when we have our television visits.  I just wanted you to see her picture and to look very carefully at the beautiful work that she does with her knitting.  Here's one, another, see each stitch she makes with her hand.  It takes a lot of practice and a lot of work.  She makes sweaters for many different people but that's one of the ways that she has of saying that she loves somebody.  She uses needles and yarn, and her own hands to knit the sweaters.
You know when I put on one of these sweaters it helps me to think about my mother.  I guess that's the best thing about things.  They remind you of people!"
~Fred Rogers

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